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Born in 1985, Dr Fardosa Ahmed is a Kenyan physician, entrepreneur, and health administrator, who serves as the chief executive officer of this private health facility that she co-founded and co-owns.


Dr Fardosa Ahmed


Premier Hospital is a private, for-profit, tertiary care health facility, with bed-capacity of 82, as of June 2021. Opened on 24 November 2017, Premier Hospital is a specialized hospital employing over 200 people and is located in the upscale area of Nyali in Likoni, Mombasa.

In addition to the normal departments and services available in any level 5 hospital in Kenya, Premier Hospital offers high quality emergency, outpatient and inpatient care.

For those who have used or visited the facility, Premier Hospital is home of 3 Cs: Compassion, Care and Competence. The most notable are the paediatric outpatient centre, a surgical suite, a cardiac suite, an orthopaedics suite, a gynecology suite, an oncology suite, a dialysis centre, an outpatient chemotherapy suite and an endoscopy suite.

The Neonatal Unit is truly extraordinary. The well trained and re-trained nurses take care of the fragile and unwell new-borns born at Premier Hospital or referred from other hospitals due to its extremely high standards of both equipment and nursing care. While providing highly specialised neonatal nursing care, Premier Hospital work together with the families to make sure the family have the support needed during the critical period. In a nutshell, Premier Hospital is here for you when you most need them.

Premier Hospital has partnered with doctors and specialists, including nurses to ensure that the maternity team includes consultant obstetricians, paediatricians, midwives, obstetric nurses and adequate healthcare assistants who all endeavour to work together to create a positive experience for women who choose to deliver within the facility. Or those who chose quality maternity care by choosing Premier Hospital. The maternity packages are reasonable and represent value for care given and includes normal deliver with midwife only, normal delivery with Gynaecologist or elective caesarean section.

The Radiology Unit boasts of state-of-the-art equipment to offer first class diagnostic services from CT scan, Ultra sound and X-Ray, with up-to-date technology and with a record of excellent service delivery. And to cap it all, the unit is open 24/7 ready to serve you, unlike the practice at many hospitals, where these services are available only at some particular hours and days. And there are no loaded emergency service charges, as is the norm in most upmarket private hospitals.

These units replicate the same service standards available in the other units including Orthopaedic or Oncology services.

Premier Hospital in Mombasa is the dream of one youthful Dr Fardosa Ahmed. Born in 1985, Dr Fardosa is a Kenyan physician, entrepreneur, and health administrator, who serves as the chief executive officer of this private health facility that she co-founded and co-owns.

Ahmed was born in Mombasa, 1985 before the family moved to Nairobi, where the soon to be doctor and hospital owner would attend Makini Primary School. She then transferred to Loreto Convent Valley Road School, also in Nairobi, where she concluded her High School.

Dr Fardosa was then admitted to the University of Nairobi (UoN) where she studied human medicine, graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree. Later, she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Management.

After her one-year internship, she returned to her home-city of Mombasa, where by virtue of family tradition, she owned a piece of land in the suburb of Nyali. Using her own funds and money sourced from like-minded people, Dr Ahmed erected an eight-story commercial building on the land. Initially the intent was to build an office complex. Plans changed later and Premier Hospital, Mombasa was born, after the office block was professionally converted into an ultra-modern hospital.

Within the space of only one year since opening, Business Daily Africa, a Kenyan, English language, daily newspaper, named Dr Fardosa Ahmed, among the “Top 40 Under 40 Women in Kenya in 2018” in September of 2018. The rest, as they say, is history.

In equipping herself with knowledge to successfully run her hospital, Dr Fardosa Ahmed attended a Healthcare Management training at the University of Surrey, between 2010 and 2011 and the USIU-Africa for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health/ Health Care Administration/ Management between 2019 and 2021.

Dr Fardosa Ahmed also possesses Certifications from the Strathmore Business School (SBS) in Hospital Management for Health Professionals (2019). She has attended the Corporate Governance Training Course for Directors offered by the Centre for Corporate Governance in 2019.

At only 37, Dr Fardosa Ahmed is the youngest member of the 2022 BUSINESS MONTHLY TOP 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL CEO IMPACTING BUSINESS.


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